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Title: Condition monitoring of reinforced concrete structures at risk from reinforcement corrosion
Authors: Ing, Matthew
Austin, Simon A.
Lyons, Richard
Keywords: Concrete
Condition monitoring
Corrosion
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: © Millpress (IOS Press)
Citation: ING, M.J., AUSTIN, S.A. and LYONS, R., 2003. Condition monitoring of reinforced concrete structures at risk from reinforcement corrosion. IN: Anumba, C.J. (ed.). Innovative Developments in Architecture, Engineering and Construction : Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction. Loughborough, UK, June 25-27, 2003. Rotterdam : Millpress Science Publishers, pp. 215-226
Abstract: The corrosion of reinforced concrete structures is a major issue in the UK and worldwide, both structurally and from a maintenance management aspect. Damage induced by the corrosion of the steel can dramatically reduce the designed service life of the structure through loss of bond between the steel and concrete, or from localised loss of section of the corroding rebars. Failure to manage the maintenance of reinforced concrete may result in the premature replacement of the structure or in extreme cases, structural failure. Avoiding such scenarios can be aided through improved detection and monitoring of corrosion in concrete. In addition, combining this with a condition management tool, capable of benchmarking, index testing and prioritising areas of the concrete structure(s) for remedial action, would provide robust facilities management techniques for structural assets. This paper suggests how the results of a novel non-destructive corrosion detection technique, currently being developed, could be incorporated into a condition-monitoring tool for the facilities management of structures. The development of protocols based on laboratory and field data enable the formation of a condition-monitoring tool forming part of a longterm maintenance strategy for estate owners and managers.
Description: This book chapter was published in the book, Innovative Developments in Architecture, Engineering and Construction. This book is available from: http://www.iospress.nl/html/9789059660083.php
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5015
ISBN: 9789059660083
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers (Civil and Building Engineering)

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